Jeff Burger edited Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and Encounters and Springsteen on Springsteen: Interviews, Speeches, and Encounters, both published in North America by Chicago Review Press. Both books have been republished in England, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand by Omnibus Press; the Springsteen book is also available in Japan from Space Shower Books and additional international editions of both books are coming soon.
Burger—who is working on a third interview collection for Chicago Review Press—has been a writer and editor for more than four decades and has covered popular music throughout his journalism career. His reviews, essays and reportage on that and many other subjects have appeared in more than 75 magazines, newspapers and books, including Barron’s, The Los Angeles Times, Family Circle, Melody Maker, High Fidelity, Creem, Circus, Reader’s Digest, Gentlemen’s Quarterly, All Music Guide, the Berkeley Barb, The Morton Report and No Depression. He has published interviews with many leading figures from the music world, including Bruce Springsteen, Roger McGuinn, Wolfman Jack, Tom Waits, Foreigner’s Mick Jones, Billy Joel, Tommy James, the Righteous Brothers, Deep Purple’s Tommy Bolin, and members of Steely Dan and the Marshall Tucker Band. He has also interviewed many other public figures, such as Suze Orman, Daymond John, James Carville, Donald Trump, Sir Richard Branson, F. Lee Bailey, Sydney Pollack and Cliff Robertson.
Burger has been editor of several periodicals, including Phoenix magazine in Arizona, and he spent 14 years in senior positions at Medical Economics magazine, the country’s largest business magazine for doctors. A former consulting editor at Time Inc., he now serves as editor of Business Jet Traveler, which has won more than two dozen major editorial awards since 2005. The American Society of Business Publication Editors named BJT one of the country’s best business magazines in 2011 and 2013.
Burger lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey. His wife, Madeleine Beresford, is a preschool director and a puppeteer. The couple have a son, Andre, and a daughter, Myriam.